Privacy Policy for the myTracks apps (iOS and macOS)

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of data when you use our apps. By using the apps, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection And Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our apps.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

Your personal data (GPS tracks, photos, waypoints, etc.) that you manage using our apps is only stored on your local device (iPhone, iPad, Mac). myTracks will never transmit any personal data to our servers.

iCloud

If you opt-in to use the iCloud synchronisation service within our apps your personal data will be transmitted to Apple's iCloud Drive servers. Please consult the Privacy Policy of Apple iCloud Drive for more details.

Usage Data

Access to the pixel-based OpenStreetMap maps

We operate servers that provide the map data for the OpenStreetMap based maps. No personal data is transmitted to these servers. The servers only log your device's Internet Protocol address, the application name and version, the operating system's name and version and the time and date of the request.

Access to the vector-based OpenStreetMap maps

The vector-based OpenStreetMap maps are provided by Skobbler and their servers. No personal data is transmitted to these servers. The servers only log your device's Internet Protocol address, the application name and version, the operating system's name and version and the time and date of the request. Please consult the Privacy Policy of Skobbler for more details.

Access to Apple Maps

The Apple maps are provided by Apple and their servers. No personal data is transmitted to these servers. The servers only log your device's Internet Protocol address, the application name and version, the operating system's name and version and the time and date of the request. Please consult the Privacy Policy of Apple Maps for more details.

Use of Data

myTracks uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the apps
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the apps
  • To monitor the usage of the apps
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Transfer Of Data

The collected data may be transferred to - and maintained on - computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside Germany and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Germany and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

myTracks will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data

Legal Requirements

myTracks may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of myTracks
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

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macOS

myTracks for Mac OS X

myTracks for macOS is the swiss-army knife for organizing your GPS tracks. They can be loaded from a broad range of devices and organized in a library comfortably.

Once imported you can drag & drop photo files (JPEG or RAW) to myTracks and they will be assigned to the GPS tracks automatically. The GPS information can be written to the EXIF and IPTC tags of the photo files (Geotagging).

GPS tracks can be exported as GPX, KML or KMZ files. You can use the exported files, e.g. with Google Earth.

iOS

myTracks for iPhone

myTracks turns your iPhone into a fully functional GPS logger. During recording, you can add waypoints to highlight important locations. The GPS tracks are stored on your iPhone and optionally in iCloud. There is no need to register or login to any network service.

You can start and stop individual GPS recordings or use the power-saving diary mode. Using this mode myTracks automatically creates a single track for each day with the most important locations.

The integrated Apple Watch app displays information about the current GPS recording. This includes the starting time, distance traveled, current, minimum and maximum elevation.

myTracks is available for iPhone and iPad on the App Store:

Contact Me

Email me today: mail@mytracks.support